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Program teaches special needs kids to swim, surf

Aug. 14, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — In 2018, local high-schooler Nicole Grippa started volunteering to teach special needs children how to swim at the Ormond Family YMCA as part of a program she created called Chasing Dreams. Four years later, Grippa, 22, is a college student at the...

Surfer helps families honor loved ones with 'one last wave'

May. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Surfing is no longer a solitary pursuit for Dan Fischer. When he catches a wave along the shores of Rhode Island, he looks down at a surfboard covered with the names of people who have died, and who shared his love of the ocean. His father's name is the guiding...